Emergency Vets in Louisville, KY

Looking for an emergency vet in Louisville, KY? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Louisville, KY

      VCA FAIRLEIGH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1212 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY 40204
      TEL: (502) 451-6655
      Welcome to VCA Fairleigh Animal Hospital’s online resource center. We are a small animal veterinary clinic located in Louisville, Kentucky. We serve an urban pet population in a neighborhood called The Highlands.

      CRESCENT HILL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2265 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206
      TEL: (502) 893-0063
      Crescent Hill Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.

      SHIVELY ANIMAL CLINIC & HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2401 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY 40216
      TEL: (502) 778-8317
      Shively Animal Clinic & Hospital PSC serves cats, dogs, exotics, avian and pocket pets. We offer 24-hour emergency services, including euthanasia, pet cremation, grooming, nutritional counseling, laboratory services, vaccinations, routine examinations, and general and orthopedic surgeries in Kentucky.

      ST. MATTHEWS ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 111-R Fairfax Avenue, Louisville KY 40207
      TEL: (502) 895-8100
      If you live in Louisville or the surrounding area in KY, then you have picked the perfect place to find care for your pet. We are open 7 days a week!

      JEFFERSON ANIMAL HOSPITAL REGIONAL EMERGENCY & TRAUMA CENTER

      ADDRESS: 4504 Outer Loop, Louisville KY 40219
      TEL: (502) 966-4104
      Our Emergency Hospital has been established in Louisville Kentucky’s Outer Loop, in Okolona, since 1978 and has been operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all holidays. We continue to be a national leader in veterinary medical treatment and emergency trauma care.

      METROPOLITAN VETERINARY SPECIALISTS AND EMERGENCY SERVICE

      ADDRESS: 11800 Capital Way, Louisville KY 40299
      TEL: (502) 266-7007
      We are a high-quality referral and emergency pet hospital serving Louisville and the surrounding area. Providing excellent patient care, compassionate client service, and strong communication with primary care veterinarians for over 20 years.

      BLUEPEARL PET HOSPITAL (LOUISVILLE)

      ADDRESS: 13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville KY 40223
      TEL: (502) 244-3036
      Our 13,500 square-foot, 24 hour vet hospital in Louisville is fully equipped for your pet’s needs. We also are a stable and trusted partner to referring veterinarians and the Louisville community. And we’re proud that one of our veterinarians was named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year in 2018.
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      Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

      Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

      • Pale gums
      • Rapid breathing
      • Weak or rapid pulse
      • Change in body temperature
      • Difficulty standing
      • Apparent paralysis
      • Loss of consciousness
      • Seizures
      • Excessive bleeding

      How to Handle Your Injured Pet

      It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

      For Dogs:

      • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
      • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
      • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      For Cats:

      • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
      • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      First Aid Treatment At Home

      Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabilize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
      • If possible, elevate the injury.

      Choking:

      • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
      • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
      • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
      • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
      • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
      • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
      • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.